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[movies]Fighting Global Warming One House at a Time - Mark Cohen
"Fighting Global Warming One House at a Time " is the story of Maryland's first 90% renewable energy home. It explains  how one Takoma Park family is fighting global warming on a budget, and how you can do it too.
Keywords: global warming; energy; efficiency; solar; photovoltaic; conservation
Downloads: 9,000 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]The Coffee House - Artistic Eye - Welmoed Laanstra
Artist Linda Hesh proposes placing photo ads in the Washington Post that challenge prejudice.
Keywords: prejudice; art; advertisement
Downloads: 14,260 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[movies]We Are All Smith Islanders: Global Warming in Maryland, Virginia and DC - Mark Cohen
This 2004 "Monty" award-winning film, "We Are All Smith Islanders," demonstrates how global warming is changing the Chesapeake Bay region, using the waning livelihoods of Smith Island watermen as its main example. The film explores how global warming is affecting agriculture, wildlife, health and tourism throughout the Chesapeake Bay, and how the crisis is expected deepen without immediate action. The film also looks at clean energy solutions that can help slow and possibly stop human-induced gl...
Keywords: climate change; global warming; Chesapeake
Downloads: 3,079 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]The Coffee House - Second Look - Mark Cohen
An excerpt from Howard Kohn's rememberance of his "Rolling Stone" magazine colleague, Hunter S. Thompson.
Keywords: gonzo; fear; loathing
Downloads: 11,448 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]The Coffee House - Forum - Mark Cohen
ARE SLOTS THE SALVATION OF HORSE RACING AND FISCALLY STRAPPED STATES? With attendance at horse races steadily declining, and the State of Maryland facing structural budget shortfalls into the foreseeable future, Gov. Martin O’Malley and Senate President Mike Miller are once again floating slots at race tracks as the horse racing industry’s and the state’s fiscal salvation. But based upon the experience of neighboring states, the Baltimore Sun’s Andrew Green reports that slots actually di...
Keywords: gambling; slots; horse racing; revenue
Downloads: 1,084 1.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]The Coffee House - Feature - Mark Cohen
A YEAR AND A HALF AFTER KATRINA: WILL NEW ORLEANS SURVIVE? Eighteen months after Katrina, in March 2007, the Big Easy was anything but. With its population halved, New Orleans nonetheless still led the country in crime. The Lower 9th Ward bore an eerie resemblance to Beirut in the 1980s. Public schools were shuttered or effective police states. The main public hospital was still closed. The city’s underground pipes were leaking more water than people were using...
Keywords: New Orleans; Katrina
Downloads: 2,967 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Peter Davis interview - Mark Cohen
Long before "Fahrenheit 911," there was "Hearts and Minds" (1974), a work that Michael Moore touts as the greatest documentary, perhaps the greatest film, ever made. We talk with "Hearts and Minds" filmmaker Peter Davis, who was at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, MD, for the film's re-release. (Host: Howard Kohn)
Keywords: Vietnam; Iraq; documentary
Downloads: 1,300 (1 review)
[movies]The Coffee House - In Verse - Mark Cohen
Poet Melanie Rivera has "last night," for Yehuda Amichai and Taha Muhammed Ali
Keywords: poetry
Downloads: 1,185 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]coffeehouse_tch_129_Mission_Acomplished - Mark Cohen
Film of White House protesdt on 5th anniversary of President Bush declaring "mission accomplished."
Keywords: Mission accomplished
Downloads: 163
[movies]The Coffee House - Forum - Mark Cohen
Consitutional law professor Jamin Raskin compares the records of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and the man nominated to replace her, Judge Samuel Alito.
Keywords: Supreme Court; O'Connor; Alito
Downloads: 282
[movies]coffeehouse_Reuben_Jackson_124 - Mark Cohen
Reuben Jackson reviews a collection of poems by Islamic detainees at Guantanamo.
Keywords: poetry; Islam; Guantanamo
Downloads: 61
[movies]coffeehouse_Michelle_Mendez_138 - Mark Cohen
Michelle Mendez, staff attorney with the immigrant rights group CASA of Maryland, discusses the recent raids by ICE searching for undocumented workers and the increasing cooperation of local governments with federal immigration enforcement.
Keywords: immigration; enforcement
Downloads: 249
[movies]coffeehouse_137_Kate_Rooth - Mark Cohen
Kate Rooth of Greenpeace USA talks about a forthcoming mass civil disobedience protest against so-called "clean coal" and global warming.
Keywords: coal; global warming; civil disobedience
Downloads: 536
[movies]coffeehouse_134_Chris_Van_Hollen - Mark Cohen
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee whose efforts helped Democrats pick up another 22-plus seats in the 2008 elections, solifying their majority. Here, Van Hollen addresses the 2008 campaign, his role in the Democratic leadership, and energy and climate change policy in the Obama administration and on Capitol Hill. (Host: Mike Tidwell)
Keywords: politics; Obama; Congress; climate change; energy
Downloads: 79
[movies]The Coffee House - Feature - Mark Cohen
Father Robert Drinan died of pneumonia and congestive heart failure on January 28, 2007 at age 86. Drinan was a priest, a congressman, law school dean, law professor and author. He was the first sponsor of a resolution to impeach President Nixon and a leading advocate of the creation of an international criminal court. In an interview in October 2001, Fr. Drinan talks about how the US response to the 911 attacks might have been different if there were then an international criminal court...
Keywords: priest, congressman; law professor; 911; international criminal court
Downloads: 249
[movies]The Coffee House - In Verse - Mark Cohen
Poet Holly Bass's "transmission"
Keywords: poetry; wordplay; transmission
Downloads: 255
[movies]The Coffee House - Writers' Bloc - Mark Cohen
Sibbie O'Sullivan, playwrite and poet, is out with a CD, "Little Wheel," featuring her poems read by various artists.
Keywords: poetry; CD
Downloads: 193
[movies]The Coffee House - September 2006 - Mark Cohen
This month in The Coffee House: The American electoral system is drowning under the weight of big money interests, contends Common Cause president and CEO Chellie Pingree, who offers a short-list agenda to revitalize democracy in America… Speaking of drowning, not only will there be another Katrina, argues author Mike Tidwell in The Ravaging Tide, the next great hurricane could well submerge the Baltimore-DC area… It comes down to, what is a "supervisor"? The rights of some eight million Ame...
Keywords: politics; electoral; reform; climate; Katrina; labor; NLRB; poetry; music; fiddle
Downloads: 94
[movies]coffeehouse_136_Roxanne_Brown - Mark Cohen
A Blue Green Alliance aims to turn the stimulus package into a green jobs boom. This will be explored at a February 2009 conference in Washington, DC, "Good Jobs, Green Jobs." Among the conference organizers if Roxanne Brown of the Steelworkers Union.
Keywords: labor; jobs; green; climate
Downloads: 197
[movies]coffeehouse_Stewart_Schwartz_135 - Mark Cohen
Stewart Schwartz of the Coalition for Smarter Growth on a transportation infrastructure stimulus package for the Obama Administration.
Keywords: stimulus; transportation; highways; ICC
Downloads: 132
[movies]coffeehouse_Heavner_Cunningham_125 - Mark Cohen
A discussion of the Maryland Climate Commission's radical, interim recommendations for addressing global warming with Brad Heavner of Environment Maryland and Bill Cunningham of Unions for Jobs and the Environment.
Keywords: climate; warming; economy; cap and trade
Downloads: 56
[movies]coffeehouse_136_Dan_Marcus - Mark Cohen
REFORMING THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT: WHAT IS TO BE DONE? The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel, which issues legal opinions to the Executive Branch, provided the Bush Administration with the legal rationale for its torture practices and, perhaps, a legal safe harbor from prosecution. In its firing of nine U.S. attorneys, critics charge that the Bush Justice Department elevated political loyalty over professionalism...
Keywords: Justice; torture; U.S. attorneys
Downloads: 199
[movies]coffeehouse_Ulysses_Currie_124 - Mark Cohen
MARYLAND'S BIG STEPS ON DEFICIT, HEALTH CARE AND SLOTS A look back on the Maryland General Assembly's recently completed Special Session and a look ahead to the 2008 Session with Senators Jamie Raskin (D-Dist. 20) and Ullyses Currie (D-Dist.25) in which it raised certain taxes in order to offset a structural deficit and expand health insurance coverage. The legislature also agreed to a statewide referendum on legalizing video gambling (slots)...
Keywords: Maryland; slots; taxes; health; O'Malley
Downloads: 48
[movies]coffeehouse_tch_129_Terri_Allard1 - Mark Cohen
Singer-songwriter Terri Allard accompanied by harmonica whiz Gary Green.
Keywords: music; harmonica; harp
Downloads: 226
[movies]coffeehouse_tch_133_Rebecca_Geller - Mark Cohen
Much of the media coverage in the 2008 presidetial election has focused on alleged voter fraud but Rebecca Geller of the Obama Campaign argues the bigger danger is voter disenfranchisement.
Keywords: voter protection
Downloads: 74
[movies]coffeehouse_Mary_Kane_138 - Mark Cohen
What happens when banks send a foreclosure notice, the owners vacate, but rather than foreclose, the bank instead sits on the property? Sometimes it hastens the destruction of neighborhoods, explains Mary Kane, economics reporter for the Washington Independent.
Keywords: real estate; REO; foreclosure; banks; mortgage
Downloads: 316
[movies]The Coffee House - Writers' Bloc - Mark Cohen
The job of prosecutors is to do justice but, argues Angela Jordan Davis, their power to charge citizens with crimes is largely unchecked and their process for making charging decisions largely hidden from the public. Now a law professor at American University’s law school, Davis previously served as the director of the Public Defender Service in the District of Columbia. She finds that prosecutors’ subconscious racial and class bias, and occasional abusive conduct, like failing to disclose e...
Keywords: prosecutor; justice
Downloads: 135
[movies]coffeehouse_Marc_Mauer_125 - Mark Cohen
The US has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, and racial minorities are imprisoned more at a greater rate than whites. Why? Angela Jordan DAvis chats with Marc Mauer of the Sentencing Project.
Keywords: sentencing; prisons; incarceration; racial disparity
Downloads: 107
[movies]coffeehouse_137_Robert_Scott - Mark Cohen
Robert Scott of the Economic Policy Institute discusses the scope of the global recession and the impact that the Obams stimulus plan may have.
Keywords: economy; recession; stimulus
Downloads: 218
[movies]coffeehouse_137_OBB - Mark Cohen
A billboard for episode 137: The global recession and how to respond with Dr. Robert Scott of the Economic Policy Institute: The Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act impact with Sharyn Tejani of the National Partnership for Women and Families; can coal be made to burn cleanly with Kare Rooth of Greenpeace USA; a Sam Kittner photo essay on the inauguration of President Barack Obama; poetry by Kwame Alexaner and music by ilyAIMY.
Keywords: recession; economy; equal pay; discrimination; coal; climate; inauguration; poetry; music
Downloads: 300
[movies]coffeehouse_tch_130_Rick_Piltz - Mark Cohen
RELUCTANTLY, THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION JOINS THE GLOBAL CONSENSUS ON CLIMATE SCIENCE Having shuffled from promising to regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant, to denying that human activity was causing global warming, to asserting that the science on climate change was uncertain, President Bush appears bent on completing two terms in office without taking significant action to address climate change...
Keywords: climate; Bush; assessments; McClellan; censorship
Downloads: 186
[movies]coffeehouse_137_Kwame_Alexander - Mark Cohen
Poet Kwame Alexander ponders "The Corn Rows Crowning Your Spirit."
Keywords: poetry
Downloads: 212
[movies]coffeehouse_Wilma_Liebman_126 - Mark Cohen
National Labor Relations Board member Wilma Liebman, who was originally appointed by President Clinton, discusses the Bush Board's consistent whittling away at the rights of employees to collectively bargain.
Keywords: labor; NLRB
Downloads: 101
[movies]coffeehouse_Joe_Jencks_125 - Mark Cohen
Singer-songwriter Joe Jencks performs two songs.
Keywords: folk; singer-songwriter
Downloads: 86
[movies]The Coffee House - Willing Spirit - Mark Cohen
Theologian Brian McLaren reflects on morality, private and public.
Keywords: spirituality; politics; morality
Downloads: 236
[movies]coffeehouse_133_Reuben_Jackson - Mark Cohen
Reuben Jackson reviews Ed Pavlic's poetry about a soul legend, "Winners Have Yet To Be Announced: A Song for Donny Hathaway".
Keywords: Roberta Flack; soul
Downloads: 110
[movies]coffeehouse_David_Rocah_138 - Mark Cohen
David Rocah, staff attorney for the ACLU of Maryland, discusses the controversy over spying on non-violent protesters by the Maryland State Police and the US Department of Homeland Security, and the debate over legislative proposals meant to ensure that such unfounded surveillance isn't repeated.
Keywords: protest; dissent; surveillance
Downloads: 246
[movies]The Coffee House - Feature - Mark Cohen
A documentary look at the insurgent primary campaign of activist and Constitutional law professor Jamie Raskin to capture the Maryland State Senate seat held for 19 years by organization candidate Ida Ruben.
Downloads: 120
[movies]The Coffee House - In Verse - Mark Cohen
Poetry by Reuben Jackson ("Hard Bop") and Sami Miranda (Las Jibaritas").
Keywords: poetry
Downloads: 111
[movies]The Coffee House - Open_07.06 - Mark Cohen
Rundown of show segments, including debate between two Democratic candidates for Maryland attorney general; a feature on an insurgent state Senate challenge of Jamie Raskin to the longstanding incumbent, Ida Ruben; music by Kiva; and poetry by Chungmi Kim.
Downloads: 93
[movies]coffeehouse_tch_129_Joshua_Weiner - Mark Cohen
Poet Joshua Weiner's "Cloak".
Keywords: poetry
Downloads: 217
[movies]coffeehouse_tch_129_Miriam_Morsel_Nathan - Mark Cohen
Poet Miriam Morsel Nathan's "Lullaby to My Father When He Finds His Mother At Long Last".
Keywords: poetry
Downloads: 238
[movies]coffeehouse_131_4thofJuly - Mark Cohen
Independence Day Parade in Takoma Park, Maryland, 2008.
Keywords: parade; July 4
Downloads: 154
[movies]The Coffee House - In Verse - Mark Cohen
Poet, spoken word artist, filmmaker, and arts advocate Charneice Fox talks about the art of writing that is both spare and lyrical.
Keywords: poetry; spoken word; arts
Downloads: 543
[movies]The Coffee House - Feature - Mark Cohen
The 2006 street fair in Silver Spring, MD.
Keywords: fair
Downloads: 173
[movies]The Coffee House - In Verse - Mark Cohen
Poet Naomi Ayala visits "13th St."
Keywords: poetry
Downloads: 253
[movies]coffeehouse_Kyle_Dargan_124 - Mark Cohen
Poet Kyle Dargan presents "Autumal Divination."
Keywords: poetry
Downloads: 115
[movies]The Coffee House - 21st Century Life - Mark Cohen
What was just a few years ago an obscure issue of interest to but a handful of scientists and even fewer policy wonks, climate change is now the stuff of daily street conversation. Cindy Schwartz, director of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters, tells Mike Tidwell she’s never seen an environmental issue seize the public imagination as has climate change. She attributes the sudden awareness to the convergence of two events: Al Gore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth, and the devastation wr...
Keywords: climate; League of Conservation Voters
Downloads: 218
[movies]The Coffee House - Opening Billboard - Mark Cohen
Run-down of what's on The Coffee House TV show in November 2006: law professor Michael Pinard on the pitfalls in denying ex-offenders the right to vote; evangelical Dr. Matthew Sleethe on why combating climate change is a Christian duty; Riverkeeper Ed Merrifield on the discovery of fish with both male and female sexual characteristics in the Potomac River; poets Thomas Sayers Ellis, Native Son and Judith Harris; and Brazilian music by Du Maracatu.
Downloads: 238
[movies]The Coffee House - In Verse - Mark Cohen
Poet Maritiza Rivera's "Making Oatmeal"
Keywords: oatmeal; poetry
Downloads: 246
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